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Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao has claimed he "would like to stay for many years" at Old Trafford after scoring his first goal for the Premier League giants during the 2-1 victory over Everton on Sunday 5 October.

Louis van Gaal's side completed a sensational deadline day move for the Colombian international on deadline day, beating rivals Manchester City to his services after agreeing a loan deal with Monaco, with the option to make the move permanent next summer.

According to reports, the Premier League giants have already paid £6m to Monaco for the one-season loan and have the option to pay an extra £43m should they decide to take the striker on permanently at the end of the season.

Even though Falcao has yet to prove his worth for United, recent reports claimed the Colombian star had already agreed personal terms with the club to stay longer.

Falcao has not confirmed the agreement but claims his intention is to stay at United for the next season, once his loan deal expires.

"Me and my family are happy here, and we would like to stay for many years at Manchester United," Falcao said to Manchester United's official website.

The 28-year-old was crucial in the victory over the Toffes on Sunday, scoring the winner after an assist from Angel Di Maria.

"All strikers need goals, and for me there was a little bit of relief to score my first goal," he said.

"I hope to score many in the future. It was amazing that my first goal was at Old Trafford, I enjoyed it with all the fans and I want to say thank you to God, my team mates, all the staff and the coaches."

Falcao had previously provided two assists since his summer move to Old Trafford but van Gaal admitted he needed a first goal to settle.

"He needed that goal. I talked with him and I told him that he was forcing himself too much to score. He is a player who scores in every match. Now he has his, it will be better after the international break," the manager said.